According to data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), after rising from 1.1 million in 2015 to 1.4 million in 2018, the number of persons who were victims of violent crime excluding simple assault dropped to 1.2 million in 2019. The rate of violent crime excluding simple assault declined 15% from 2018 to 2019. (Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Criminal Victimization, 2019, September 2020).
OJP’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. Learn more and access resources below.
Programs & Initiatives
Following are examples of programs and initiatives from OJP and the OJP program offices related to this topic:
- Directory of Crime Victim Services
- Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program
- National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW)
Also see the Victims & Victimization page on the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs and practices. And, visit the Victims section of the Bureau of Justice Statistics website for data.
Training & Technical Assistance
Visit the following sites to learn about training and technical assistance services from and supported by OJP program offices:
Frequently Asked Questions
Robbery statistics are available in the Federal Bureau of Investigation annual report, Crime in the United States.
Data on family violence are available in the following Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reports:
- Intimate Partner Violence publication series
- select tables in the Criminal Victimization publication series
- Family Violence Statistics: Including Statistics on Strangers and Acquaintances
Visit the Family Violence Special Feature for additional information and resources.
College-specific crime statistics are available on the Campus Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool website from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE).
Additional data and information can be found on the U.S. Department of Education's Campus Security page. Also, Crime in the United States, an annual report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, provides university/college campus crime data that are reported by law enforcement agencies.
For additional information about campus crime and safety, visit the following sites: